Spiritual awakening is recognizing the Infinite Essence in and through all things—the knowledge that there is only One life and that life shows up in all expressions. In contrast, materialism is dependent on drawing to it what it thinks it needs, on something showing up from the outside. There is a significant difference between trying to get what you think you need, as opposed to aligning with the grace of God knowing that all you need will be provided. A materialistic consciousness would say he needs five hundred dollars to get a ticket from San Diego to New York whereas a spiritually awakening person is open to the grace of God taking care of all things since It is all things. Manifestation in this case could be five hundred dollars for a ticket, but it also could be a friend needing a companion to go to New York and paying for you to come along. Or someone giving you their frequent flier miles, a lift, or a train ticket. A variety of options that are all part of the Infinite disappear when you specify exactly how it has to be provided.

A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope. Howard Thurman

With the belief in the way being shown beyond what you think is best, your options are opened to a greater capacity of action fulfilling your desire. The spiritually awakened know that the visible comes from the invisible, and form from the unformed with consciousness serving as the sculptor. So if you have a pain in your body and the doctor tells you to take something for it, it could work well particularly if you believe it to begin with. But a spiritually awakened individual knows there are options with Spirit and what is first presented may be only one of many alternatives that Spirit has to alleviate dis-ease since it’s about wholeness and not symptoms.

Spiritual Contemplation: Where are you falling prey to thinking your way is the only way that your desire must be fulfilled? If there is room in your awareness, what other options are available to you?

Affirmation: I am spiritually awakened and I in perceive the answers and possibilities in Spirit!